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Callbox: Opening Communication Lines

The Client

The Client is a leader in the SMB marketplace for Business Phone Systems and Applications. Their services include the design and installation of structured cabling, equipment installation and maintenance, and voice and data networking, including LANs, WANs, routers, hubs, switches, firewalls, and high-speed internet access. Their expertise includes designing and installing cabling for everything from small offices to large, multiple site locations.

Business is headquartered in Lemont Illinois with branch offices in Santa Fe Springs and Sacramento in California. They provide IP-PBX systems, IP-enabled Systems, VoIP Phone Systems, VoIP solutions, VoIP Technology and traditional TDM systems. For carrier-based services, they offer T-1, ISDN-PRI T1, dedicated internet access, integrated voice and data T-1′s, DSL, and more. The Client strives to be a single-source solution for companies’ telephone, video, and data communication needs. The Client engaged the services of Callbox.

The Challenge

The Client’s objective was to see an increase in the number of its sales leads so that it could service more customers in the areas where its facilities were located. The Client has its own sales representatives for each county but they felt they needed supplemental support in searching for leads and wanted these leads forwarded to their in-house sales representatives for follow-up.

The Client searched for an outsourcing partner to help provide leads for its sales reps. Aside from this, the Client wanted to help their customers save on telecom bills by introducing and offering their affordable services as an alternative to other telecom providers.

The Callbox Solution

To achieve the Client’s objectives, Callbox carried out a lead generation and appointment setting campaign.

Taking its cue from the Client’s instructions, Callbox agents adeptly qualified leads and set appointments and forwarded these to the Client’s sales representatives. The 3-seater campaign focused on targeting small to medium sized businesses and a few large ones. No particular number of leads was required by the Client, so Callbox, equipped with research tools and a diligent team of agents, made calls and delivered leads according to the needs of the company.

The Callbox team made 160-200 calls per day for the Client. Callbox agents inquired about the current phone systems of target businesses, determined their level of contentment with their current telecom provider and asked them if they were interested in upgrading or adding features.

Results

Callbox generated a total of 303 leads for the Client during the 8-month campaign. Each seat successfully generated 1-2 appointments per day, 25-30 appointments per month for Client’s sales team. The Client took a break in January 2007 to digest its full pipeline and resumed partnership with Callbox.

The Client ultimately profited from choosing Callbox as their outsource partner.

World’s Computer Giant Gets Even Bigger with Callbox

The Client

The Client is a global systems integrator and provider of end-to-end enterprise IT and software solutions. Its service portfolio includes strategic outsourcing, IT consulting, application management, training, small business services, asset recovery, and software services. It serves a huge client base in 170 countries with several business partners around the world.

The Challenge

The Client wanted to expand its market and open new accounts in the Asia-Pacific Region as well as in selected US cities. Not being satisfied with the performance of its previous telemarketing provider, they actively sought for a better lead generation carrier.

The Client had the following requirements for this campaign:

  1. Highly flexible, non-scripted telemarketing approach to fit the different needs of various sets of projects.
  2. Technically sound telemarketers to promote the Client’s software and IT products, and answer technical questions from prospects.
  3. Excellent lead generation and appointment setting skills to produce substantial business leads in a limited time.

Having raised the bar, and seeing Callbox’s previous experience in B2B lead generation for multi-level marketing campaigns, the Client greenlighted the partnership.

The Callbox Solution

A brief kick-off meeting was held where the Callbox agents were trained on how to present the Client’s offerings including fourteen different software and three hardware products. The Client instructed Callbox to generate a database of potential customers in the Asia Pacific and North America. To their amazement, Callbox had already prepared a comprehensive list of contacts from its own contacts database. With the entire team geared up, the calling campaign started without delay.

Customer Nurturing Campaigns

Callbox deployed three customer nurturing projects designed to identify and communicate with the Client’s business partners in Malaysia and in the US. For the first campaign, the Callbox team was tasked to introduce the Client’s reseller incentive programs, and promote their new products and services. It was followed by two more projects aimed to verify the contact details of the Client’s business partners and to update them on the new reseller certification courses offered by the Client through its continuing education program.

Lead Generation and Appointment Setting Campaigns

The next set of campaigns was a lead generation project launched to support the Client’s marketing team in the US and Asia-Pacific. One campaign was launched on behalf of its business partners in Singapore to market a back-up storage solution. Time was of the essence in this campaign, and Callbox was given three weeks to call prospects and deliver as many leads as it could generate. It was soon followed by a much bigger campaign aimed at generating sales leads for sixteen Client Business Partners in four countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the US). The density of the campaign was a huge challenge. Callbox submitted daily and weekly reports so that the Client’s salespeople could respond to new leads and appointments without delay. Lead distribution was facilitated through PipelineCRM, allowing the Client a real-time dashboard view of lead activity.

Results

The five successive campaigns ran flawlessly for over a year, generating excellent results for the Client:

  • Callbox produced a total of five hundred qualified leads resulting in increased sales activity among the Client’s salespeople.
  • New accounts were opened adding significantly to the Client’s customer base.
  • Callbox was able to contact and work with the Client’s fifty business partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pleased with the competence, exactness, and success of Callbox’s performance the Client’s business partners often expressed satisfaction:

You are a great gun. Keep it up, mate. Good work. This team is good. The information provided and quality of leads is much, much better than what we had from two other options we had earlier. This is real call success rate. This team is giving similar results to what our own internal team was doing. Finally, we have something working.

I am pleased to say that the team has done a very good job of calling and generating leads for our organisation. I am sure we will have another round of campaigns with your team very, very soon. Loved the way your team works timely reports, timely information regards the leads, proper scripts. Good. Keep it up!! Best part is you understood what we are selling and devised your own process & ways to help us position & qualify a lead. Very Good.

Since then, the Client continued to renew contracts regularly and invited Callbox to take part in their annual ASEAN and NorthAm marketing plans.

Callbox Delivers Intelligent Solutions to Speed Up Market Access

The Client

The Client is a private company of internet marketers, web designers and developers, and web technology experts, providing a wide range of internet solutions to various internet-based companies. Its online business solutions include web design and applications development, internet marketing, project consulting, e-commerce, and interactive development.

The Challenge

Over the years, the Client was doing well with having an in-house team who did the prospecting and closing sales. Though their services were known to be first-rate in the industry, and repeat business was substantial, they realized that they were devoting too much of their limited time to prospecting.

After thorough planning and consultation, the Client decided to outsource, for the first time, and chose Callbox as a strategic enterprise partner.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management via Voice, Email, Web, Chat and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support that covered Training, Setup, and Back Office Sales Support
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRMs
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting and Product Knowledge

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to contact potential customers using multiple marketing channels to broaden the Client’s market reach
  • Keep the contact list updated to ensure more lead conversions
  • Manage the Client’s social media account to heighten brand awareness

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client opened its target to any industry, but specified relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox worked out the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts
  3. Callbox compiled a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach out which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were CxOs, Business Owners, Managing Director, CMOs
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type

Results in 12 months

Overall, the twelve-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign produced a total of 137 Sales Qualified Leads, 563 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 465 Social Media Connections.

Australia’s Leading Technology Broker Captures More Leads with Callbox

The Client

The Client is a certified Microsoft Partner, and Australia’s leading technology broker and retailer of a wide range of brand name technology products. It operates an online store serving a wide client base composed of corporate organizations, academic institutions, government sectors, and resellers throughout the country.

The Challenge

The Client was looking for a lead generation partner to promote its IT products and services. Highly technical in nature, the Client required domain expertise to handle inquiries confidently, and the ability to capture and communicate the technical details of each touchpoint.

Rather than risk a trial-and-error with “generic” telemarketers from unfocused lead generation companies, the Client hired Callbox due to its capability to provide technically sound telemarketing solutions with relevant experience in the IT field.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-based Marketing Lead Generation & Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

  • Multi-Channel Lead Management which utilized Voice, Email, Chat, and Web.
  • Sales Enablement & Support which covered TeamTraining, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support.
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRM.
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge.

THE GOALS

  • The Callbox team was to identify Microsoft users with near-term for software licensing or upgrade to any versions of Microsoft applications.
  • Profile the database to keep each account at best quality.
  • To uncover pending needs and pain points from prospects, and if they would be interested in receiving proposals from the Client.
  • Book meetings with qualified prospects for the Client’s inside sales team.

Below is the two-step process for the ABM campaign:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target industries, locations, and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox worked out the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox then compiled a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided specific target decision makers for the Callbox team to reach, which consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. The buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets were IT Managers, System Administrators, Infrastructure Managers, Procurement Managers, and Office Managers.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The six-month campaign generated 207 Sales Qualified Leads, 362 Marketing Qualified Leads, 112 For Callback.

Callbox ABM: A Quantum Success for Global Data Solutions Provider

The Client

The Client is a global leader in data backup, data recovery, and archiving solutions, providing expert advice and integrated solutions for reliable and cost-effective data storage management to customers worldwide.

The Challenge

The Client previously hired a lead generation company, but needed additional support for other marketing initiatives that they wanted to work out for the current year. So they looked for a reliable telemarketing provider with significant regional experience and robust resources to augment their current activities. After searching and comparing several service providers online, the Client was impressed by Callbox’s long track record in the B2B lead generation industry, and immediately penned a deal.

The Callbox Solution

Being a data expert itself, the Client did a thorough analysis of which marketing tools and strategies would best work for their needs.

Callbox designed an Account-Based Marketing Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign which consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management via Voice, Email, Chat, Web, and Social Media.
  • Sales Enablement & Support done via Staff Training, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support.
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRM.
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge.

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to invite participants to its open house events in Australia
  • Profile its database and generate market feedback to improve its sales lead generation campaign
  • Connect with prospects via social media

Below is the two-step campaign process:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries, locations, and decision makers.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox came up with a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they wanted the outbound campaign to target. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. Both the Client and the Callbox team Identified two sets of target personas for the campaign.
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The Events Marketing campaign gathered a total of 61 RSVPs. The ABM campaign which ran for a total of 9 months produced a total of 165 Sales Qualified Leads, 291 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 468 Social Media Connections.

Print Solutions Firm Peaks Lead Generation Campaign with Callbox ABM

The Client

The Client is a leading managed print solutions provider of a wide range of office printers, multifunction devices, copiers, and software solutions to help manage information and workflows efficiently. Their 60-year experience in document management outsourcing has served over 15,000 customers across 160 countries.

The Challenge

The Client has engaged a number of marketing methods in the past, but none of the campaigns brought good results. They searched for a more straightforward lead generation strategy that could provide quality leads and expand their database.

The Callbox Solution

Callbox designed an Account-Based Marketing campaign which consisted of:

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management which included Voice, Email, Chat, Web, and Social Media.
  • Sales Enablement & Support that provided Training, Setup and Back Office Sales Support.
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRMs.
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting and Product Knowledge.

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to generate qualified sales leads and business appointments for the Client’s sales team to keep them constantly engaged in revenue-generating activities. 

The campaign involved two key steps:

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified their target industries, location and decision makers.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox came up with a list of potential contacts to target which was reviewed and approved by the Client.

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they want the outbound campaign to target. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations.
  2. The campaign’s target prospects were IT Manager/Director, Managing Director, CIO, CTO, CFO
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas and was further grouped according to industry type.

Results

The 6-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign delivered 132 Sales Qualified Leads, 55 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 157 Social Media Connections.

IT Firm Uses Callbox to Divide and Conquer Market

The Client

The Client is a renowned IT consulting firm based in the US. It provides IT solutions used by well-known commercial organizations and government institutions to improve operational efficiency and reduce telecom costs.

The Challenge

The Client hired a North American telemarketing firm to promote its products. While the telemarketing company was able to deliver good numbers, the Client recognized that much of its time was spent meeting and dealing with people who were not ready to engage or ultimately unqualified.

To make best use of its in-house resources, the Client saw the need to refine its appointment setting process by segmenting its market and creating definitive profiles of its potential customers.

The Client’s main objectives were:

  1. To identify more narrowly defined potential customers and how to best reach them.
  2. To allocate more accurately its sales resources to meeting sales-qualified prospects.

The Callbox Solution

The Client signed up with Callbox for a profiling campaign aimed at gathering information on the Client’s market. With the Client’s help, Callbox outlined a set of survey questions designed to evaluate each company’s communications set-up and existing voice and data contracts. Callbox then used this data to map the expiration dates of contracts and identify prospects with near-term requirement for a new voice and data provider.

While Callbox did not engage in actual selling, it gathered valuable insights to help the Client delve deeper into its market, focus on the right people, and determine the best time to follow up and set appointments with qualified sales leads. Callbox segmented prospects taking into account their location relative to the purchase decision process, budget, purchase history, and urgency of need. The Client worked closely with Callbox throughout the campaign, being particularly conscientious in following up leads on time.

Results

The success of this campaign is best shown by the Client’s decision to re-sign with Callbox for an extension of the campaign period. Additionally, the Client included three additional states to its target market resulting in increased sales activity. Using the data generated from this campaign, the Client defined the best approach and the most relevant message for each prospect in each segment. This significantly reduced the number of wasted calls, increased efficiency, and improved overall sales output.

Upstart Storage Company Beats Launching Turnout Target in a Flash

The Client

The Client is a US-based all-flash enterprise storage company that enables broad deployment of flash in data centers. Founded in 2009, the company was named a silver winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2011, and the Wall Street Journal 2012 Technology Innovation Awards. It was also selected for the Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award in 2012, and was among the top 25 best places to work in Silicon Valley.

The Challenge

In January 2014, the Client hired Callbox for an appointment setting campaign targeting prospects from Fortune 1000 companies in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. With its market rapidly growing, the company scheduled an official launching of its Singapore office in May of the same year, and organized an RSVP campaign.

About a week before the event, the company realized that it was coming up short of its goal of 80 registrations. The company’s country manager for Singapore approached Callbox to run an event telemarketing campaign, with a goal to come up with 17 additional leads to complete its initial goal of 80 registrations.

With only two days to plan and execute the campaign, the challenge for Callbox was to develop a quick and engaging approach in order to generate as many confirmed registrations as possible, while carefully considering the Client’s qualification requirements.

The Callbox Solution

The overall effort began on May 14 and involved two phases: 1) creating and segmenting a calling list, and 2) setting up an RSVP campaign through outbound telemarketing.

The goal of the entire campaign was three-fold:

  1. To create awareness of company and its technology
  2. To provide information about the event (date, venue, etc.)
  3. To register qualified leads (i.e., confirmed RSVPs)

Time was of the essence in this campaign so Callbox made sure to keep the outreach highly targeted, supplementing the Client’s calling list with its own segmented contact database. This allowed the team to focus on pre-qualified targets, achieving a 35% positive contact rate, instead of wasting its limited time calling contacts that fell outside its target market.

Results

In just two days of actual calling, Callbox completed the required number of registrations, hitting the Client’s target right on the nose, and exceeding its attendance projection by a significant margin.

  • 17 additional leads (confirmed RSVPs)
  • 57 attendees excluding members of the press (Client’s projection was 40)
  • 10 press members attending the press briefing

From this campaign, Callbox also left the Client’s inside sales team with 78 leads to follow-up, including 12 who requested for additional information.

High-profile companies at the event included StarHub, Global Foundries, Bank of America, and Maybank Singapore, among others. After the campaign, the Client re-contracted for an appointment setting campaign with Callbox.

Callbox and Software Leader Spell Success

The Client

The Client is a software consulting firm based in Irvine, CA, specializing in the Sage Software family of products like Sage MAS 90 and 200, Sage BusinessWorks, Sage CRM, and JobOps management software. They help businesses increase productivity and profitability through integrated accounting, distribution, and management applications, with reporting tools that allow users to quickly and easily extract, analyze and professionally present business information.

The Challenge

The Client’s suite of services include software selection, system design and implementation, user training and support, data conversion, and eCommerce/EDI/CRM consulting. With the goal of becoming the most trusted name in the network technology and business management industry.

But, considering the tough competition in the software industry, the Client had to double its effort in carrying out prospecting activities to be able to get ahead in the track. The traditional in-house tools it has been using for years, have become quite ineffective in meeting customers’ demands these days. A better marketing strategy must be put in place to help them achieve their goals. 

The Callbox Solution

The Client turned to Callbox to rev up their sales efforts.

Callbox initially carried out an invitational campaign in Aug. 2005, calling prospects and inviting them to attend meetings and/or seminars conducted by the Client. A series of lead generation and appointment setting campaigns followed, spread out over a year, alternately conducted on a per-lead or per-seat arrangement. Since the start of the campaign, the call quota of Callbox agents rose from 100 to 160 calls per day, targeting 20 leads per month as required by the Client.

  • Account-Based Multi-Channel Lead Management which included Voice, Email, Web, Chat, and Social Media
  • Sales Enablement & Support that provided Staff Training, Account Setup, and Back Office Sales Support.
  • Tools & Subscriptions to the Callbox Pipeline and HubSpot CRM.
  • Account Management with Strategy Building, Reporting, and Product Knowledge.

The Goals

  • The Callbox team was to make initial contact with prospects by sending brochures via email, and prioritize those that are most responsive.
  • Call and profile businesses that needed System Change, Upgrade or Downgrade, Maintenance, or Add-ons.
  • Generate meetings with prospects for the Clients BDMs.

Account Research and Selection

  1. The Client specified target industries, locations, and relevant contacts.
  2. Callbox refined the Client’s ideal customer profile (ICP) which served as a basis for identifying qualified accounts.
  3. Callbox then compiled a list of potential contacts to target, which was reviewed and approved by the Client

Account and Prospect Profiling

  1. The Client provided buyer persona profiles of the prospects that they want the outbound campaign to engage. The profiles consisted of detailed demographic and firmographic segmentations
  2. Buyer personas designated as the campaign’s primary targets: CEO, Managing Director, Financial Director, Manager, GM of Operations, IT Manager
  3. The master contact list was segmented based on these personas, and was further grouped according to industry type with unique accounts and unique contacts

Results

Overall, the nine-month ABM Lead Generation and Appointment Setting campaign produced a total of 108 Sales Qualified Leads, 90 Marketing Qualified Leads, and 432 Social Media Connections.

Callbox Delivers Qualified Leads for Workforce Management Solutions Expert

The Client

The Client specializes in empowering project workforce locally, and provides visibility globally. They make it possible to manage project workforce in real-time, eliminating the spreadsheets and custom-built applications enterprises use to fill the gaps caused by disconnected systems.

Their project workforce management helps streamline project management, optimize resource utilization and precisely account for costs and revenue across projects and workforce. The Client leverages existing software investments and adapts to structures and processes to automate time and expense tracking, cost and revenue accounting, workforce planning, as well as other project and workforce related processes.

The Client’s on-demand software has earned an unqualified SAS 70 Type II certification ensuring maximum data security, reliability, and scalability for our hosted customers. Since 1995, the Client has served over 800 organizations around the world, including Caterpillar, Corning Cable Systems RD&E division, First National Bank, Hydro Quebec – DPE, Invensys Systems Canada, Major Drilling, Pioneer Natural Resources, State of Wyoming, The Pentagon, University of Michigan, Fisher Scientific, and Wyeth Biopharma.

The Challenge

With the volume of traffic the Client’s website gets every day, the Client needed to gather significant information from all its visitors in order to enhance its service offerings. It sought the services of a sales and marketing expert to handle all website inquiries and calls on their behalf and more importantly, qualify visitors and identify their needs so that its sales team can focus more on closing deals.

The Callbox Solution

For Client’s needs, Callbox implemented an extremely effective marketing strategy — Lead Qualification.

The Callbox team handled all service inquiries in the Client’s website. Callbox agents profiled the Client’s visitors by asking them their role in the company they represent, what industry they belonged to, the motivation behind visiting the website and gathering their contact information. The more crucial process was finding out what service they were interested in and what their requirements were. The qualifying process included questions on:

  • Budget
  • Current processes and software solutions (tech stack)
  • Number of users
  • Target implementation date
  • Industry

While discussing these criteria and requirements, each Callbox Lead Manager types notes directly into Thunderchild using the template of the question and determines which among his or her list should be given a follow up call.

Once a lead is set to qualified, the Callbox sales team will then take over. An appropriate sales representative is assigned to a particular set of prospects based on their geographic location as well as the size and scope of the implementation. The sales representative then calls these prospects for a more thorough discussion about their business requirements in preparation for an eventual product demonstration.

Results

Owing to the Callbox team’s excellent communication skills, consistency and efficiency in the conduct of the Lead Qualification campaign, the Client has been getting a steady flow of qualified appointments. Its sales team is now devoting full attention to closing deals, significantly increasing sales.

Callbox Provides Maximum Marketing Support for Talent Management Solutions Leader

The Client

The Client is a worldwide talent management leader with experience serving organizations of all sizes. The Client configures talent solutions for specific business needs to dramatically improve business performance. They provide on demand talent management solutions to assess, acquire, develop, and align workforce.

The Client delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions for businesses of all sizes, matching all sources of talent – be they professional and hourly candidates, agency referrals, campus recruits, contingent workers, or existing employees to all positions, whether it is centralized, decentralized, or multinational. It maintains its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and a research and development facility in Quebec City, where the company employs approximately 300 people focused solely on talent management applications.

The Challenge

The Client needed to invite prospects to its 2007 World conference. Its desired attendees were composed of its current customer base and prospects from all over the US culled from their in-house database.

This global company needed a reliable partner to update and manage its lists and gather pertinent information such as names of prospects, email addresses and phone numbers, company names, addresses and zip codes. Using the lists from their database, the Client needed to generate interest and drive attendance to their event.

The Callbox Solution

The Callbox team broke the challenge down into distinct implementation phases: Database Cleanup, List Management and Call to Invite Campaign.

Database Cleanup

The Callbox team helped preserve the valuable information in the Client’s global database which contained millions of key contacts. The team updated and enhanced their existing prospect and customer lists by:

  • reviewing, evaluating and studying the work that needs to be done for the Client’s lists
  • updating addresses, name spellings, titles and email addresses
  • removing or consolidating duplicates
  • normalizing data formats
  • adding key data fields
  • phone-verifying all contact and company information

List management / Contact management

With the team’s expert knowledge of the direct marketing business and trends in the List Industry, recommendations were given to the Client on how to best utilize their list. After studying the Client’s prospect list, target emails based on interest, demographics, or custom questions were prepared by the Callbox team and sent out using advanced software and systems. Responses and results were recorded, tracked and reported to the Client daily.

Call-to-invite

After completing the list cleanup process and list management, Callbox agents went to work calling and qualifying potential attendees as a follow-up on all emails sent. All call activities were automatically logged in to Pipeline CRM, Callbox’s customer contact and sales force management system where the Client can view, process or download reports of leads and/or appointments generated by Callbox agents. Personal contact and company information were collected from those who signified their intention to attend the conference, organized and forwarded to the Client to be included in their list of attendees. Highly-trained Callbox agents efficiently multi-tasked, making hundreds of calls daily, identifying potential attendees, providing conference information when requested by prospect and preparing reports for the Client.

Results

With Callbox providing maximum support prior to their event, the Client was able to focus on preparing for the conference itself and exceeded its target number of attendees. Client was impressed with the Callbox team’s excellent prospecting skills and attention to detail in cleaning up and updating its lists that it renewed its contract several times.

With Callbox’s list management and efficient reporting, the Client was freed from purging, updating and mailing, as Callbox did everything for them. With enhanced database capabilities, they are exploring an even more extensive direct marketing aimed at solely building their email lists.

Callbox: Providing Sales Support to One of the Largest Business Software Companies

The Client

The Client is the world’s third largest business software company. It has branches in over 30 countries and offers a full range of enterprise business software including:

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Enterprise asset management
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Financial management
  • Human capital management
  • Performance management
  • Product lifecycle management (PLM)
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supply chain management, including business specific inventory management, transportation logistics and warehouse management software

The Client’s goal is to provide the best software experience and a lower total cost of ownership for their customers. To meet customers’ long-term needs, they provide an evolutionary path to support continuing business and technology innovation.

The Challenge

The Client didn’t have the in-house expertise to run a lead generation and lead management campaign, nor did they have the database tools to support one. To achieve their objectives, they needed a partner to develop and execute a comprehensive lead generation, qualification and appointment-setting program to capture greater market share for their business software solutions. While the company had a dominant market share in the industry, it lacked the support for their sales people to handle leads and prospect profiling.

With the rapidly increasing number of individuals from various companies across all industries downloading information from the Client’s website, it was crucial for them to:

  • Profile and qualify all individuals using their website
  • Strengthen their sales force capabilities in handling the profiling and qualification

Calls had to be made across the Asia Pacific Region to verify the records of individuals and companies that downloaded files from the Client’s website. Qualification was necessary, as the Client wanted to ensure that their website visitors/prospects could be considered warm leads before their sales team pursued them. Aside from verification and qualification, the Client also needed a support team to call and invite prospects and customers to various company-sponsored events throughout Asia.

The Callbox Solution

The Client teamed up with Callbox to carry out:

Lead Generation

Lead Generation through outbound cold calling to generate leads and appointments for the Client’s sales force.

The Client’s target market consisted of prospects who were looking for business-specific solutions to address their challenges and produce tangible results. Callbox’s sales force used cold calling to identify and qualify prospects for the Client. Qualifying questions determined:

  • Determine whether the prospects wanted to evaluate a new software solution.
  • Determine business pains and/or areas of interest to find a fit between prospects’ needs and Client’s solution offerings.
  • Identify the type of software prospects were using and for how long they’ve been using it.
  • Find out if prospects would be interested if presented with a new solution.

Callbox executed the cold-calling campaign using the list of target contacts provided by the Client. Agents who were assigned to this campaign used a customized spreadsheet to keep track of all call results. Calls were categorized as lead completed, not interested, competitor, invalid, duplicate, no action needed, etc., and were assigned to each respective column on the spreadsheet for easy reporting and evaluation. Leads generated from the calling campaign were posted on the Pipeline CRM to be reviewed by the Client and feedbacks were discussed. Callbox provided daily and monthly reports on pipeline activity and campaign status.

Customer Profiling

Profiling and updating the client’s prospect data base with up-to-date business and contact information.

The Client provided Callbox with their list of prospects and clients. The Callbox Team verified and updated all possible contact information by phone, including email addresses.

Call-to-Invite

Callbox provided total sales and marketing support by carrying out several call-to-invite campaigns, inviting the Client’s customers and prospects to attend company-sponsored events in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The Callbox Team then followed up every call with an email. Aside from company sponsored events, the Client also held webinars. Callbox callers invited guests to these webinars and also confirmed attendance for the Client.

Campaign Reporting

Online, web-based reporting across all aspects of the project, its progress, and statistics which included lead distribution and appointments set.

The Callbox solution provided the Client with a steady, predictable flow of qualified sales opportunities as well as a systematic methodology for tracking every opportunity and evaluating sales force effectiveness.

The Client has a very accurate and predictable sales pipeline. By the time the prospect was ready to truly engage with them, they already had complete information about their prospects and their companies.

Results

With the Callbox Team averaging 2000 calls monthly, verifying contact information of current customers, qualifying prospective clients, and setting appointments for the Client’s sales team, the Client experienced a significant increase in conversion rates.

Backed by Callbox’s own Pipeline CRM, the Client enjoyed easy tracking and monitoring of all leads. The Client was also able to consistently improve service offerings through call recordings made available by Callbox.

Since then, the Client has been renewing on a month-to-month basis with new campaigns — lead generation, call-to-invite and profiling for different types of products. Pleased with the overall performance of Callbox, the Client provides sales training for the team, conducted at the start of every campaign. The smooth integration of sales and marketing with disciplined lead management resulted in increased sales and also provided total control over the customer acquisition process.